Tag Archives: speech

HURT PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE

Neal Pollard Several have made the observation that hurt people are inclined to hurt people.  I have been told that by others to explain mean, hurtful, rude, and inappropriate remarks.  Yet, since everyone experiences significant hurt (so the Holy Spirit … Continue reading

Posted in attitude, words | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Our Words Reveal Us

Neal Pollard I was recently checking the customer reviews for an upcoming hotel stay.  The reviews were from verified members of the hotel club of that particular chain.  74% of the raters gave it the highest possible rating, but it … Continue reading

Posted in attitude, speech | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Thrown Down On Naboth’s Plot

Neal Pollard Naboth must have been shocked and baffled as the charges of blasphemy and treason rang in his ears.  He must have felt jostled and panicked as he was grabbed and thrown outside the city of Jezreel.  Surely he … Continue reading

Posted in Bear Valley church of Christ, Daily Bread, Neal Pollard, Pollard blog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Have You Upgraded?

  Neal Pollard A seat in coach may look fine until you see the people in first class with their seats that lay flat, who get chef-catered meals, and the like. That cell phone is adequate, but then you see … Continue reading

Posted in Bear Valley church of Christ, Daily Bread, Neal Pollard, Pollard blog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Haste Of The Hermandads

Neal Pollard In the 1100s, in an effort to protect travelers going from northern Spain over the Pyrenees to Santiago de Compostela in Galicia (Dogs of God, Reston, 50), a military force known as the hermandads (“the brotherhood”) was organized.  … Continue reading

Posted in Bear Valley church of Christ, Daily Bread, Neal Pollard, Pollard blog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

KATHERINE WEBB’S RISE TO FAME

Neal Pollard Alabama was handling Notre Dame handily.  There was not much to notice on the field, so Brent Musburger observed the Tide signal-caller’s girlfriend in the stands, saying, “You quarterbacks, you get all the good-looking women.  What a beautiful … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

AVOIDING ACID SPILLS

Neal Pollard  Before we started school one fall, my parents took my sister, brother, and I to the heart of Atlanta to go school shopping at a Belk’s Department Store Outlet.  This was at a time when you could really … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

MAGNILOQUENCE

Neal Pollard It is a word seemingly requiring an unabridged dictionary. It means “employing impressive words and an exaggeratedly solemn and dignified style or using important- sounding words” (Encarta).  To use the word in a sentence, “The preacher magniloquently threw … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | 1 Comment

“Your Dress Is Ugly. LOL”

Neal Pollard Since the advent of texting, various text-speak abbreviations have arisen into the general vocabulary–such as BTW, TTYL, FYI, BRB, etc.  Perhaps no abbreviation is used more than “LOL.”  From what I understand, that means “laugh out loud.”  It … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , | Leave a comment